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Scott Monument Museum

Scott Monument Museum


The Scott Monument, among the largest monuments to a writer anywhere in the world, is a truly unique building. You may recognise it from the Cloud Atlas movie.

The story of the monument, and much more, is told within the monument’s Museum Room on the first floor combined with stunning outdoor viewing points. Discover more about Scott himself, his tumultuous life, his legacy on international literature, as well as the memorial built in his honour. Sound points enable you to listen to extracts from his writings.

The Museum Room is also the best place to view four magnificent stained-glass windows, designed by leading 19th century Scottish artist David Roberts and made by James Ballantine. They feature two saints, Andrew and Giles, as well as the coat of arms of the City of Edinburgh and the coat of arms of Scotland.

Top Tip: Feeling energetic – pay £2 to climb all the way to the top

10am-9pm daily (reduced hours off season: view website for more details www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venue/scott-monument)

E. Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ